3. Loud thinking: Smart tourism

first_imgDigitization is a term that will certainly mark the tourism sector in the coming years, all under the imperative of smart tourism or Tourism 2.0. The current situation in tourism leads many tourism entities, as well as organizations concerned with tourism, to revise their strategies, see how to invest smarter in the future and infrastructure. Thus, our tourism needs to undergo a certain transformation in order to use its potentials and resources more wisely. ZOOM Event – 3. LOUD THINKING – Smart Tourism by HrTurizam But we are often unaware of what digitalization of tourism itself means? What are these processes? What are the concrete examples and implications of digitalisation of tourism? How can digitalization help us in business, be it a hotel, an apartment or a destination? Although in Croatia we cannot boast too much about the digitalization of our tourism, except for positive individual examples, and not unfortunately destination ones, we are still the first in the world in one digital process. And this is the well-known eVisitor system. Great start, but as the saying goes: One swallow doesn’t make spring. All these issues, as well as many others, will be opened through 3. Loud thinking Smart tourism that will take place 19.5. at 11am via Zoom and FB Live, where our interlocutors will be Ivan Ilijašić, director and founder of Orioly i Goran Mrvoš from Infosit. Together we must be part of a new tourist paradigm and digital transformation, so that we can build a better and smarter Croatian tourist story. Because a destination is not made up of one subject, but we are all a destination. We want to demystify this story a bit and see what smart tourism is, how small tourism companies can use technology and improve their business, but also how destinations can finally simply launch their content and better represent it to the local and global market and how to do it. include those who actually work in tourism. One of the goals is to show how to simply start building a smart tourism strategy and how a strategy can be developed that can yield results in shorter periods. Expect examples from practice, both from Croatia and abroad, and how we can apply the same ourselves.last_img read more

Diego Costa proving a handful for defenders to the delight of Guus Hiddink

first_img Like Costa, Cesc Fabregas was one of the primary targets for the supporters’ frustration then, but both excelled at the Emirates Stadium, with the playmaker appearing to thrive on the taunts against his former club. Hiddink added: “When I came in I said ‘hey guys, you have to win back the support and the confidence of the Chelsea supporters and then we’re looking to the future’. “With the commitment of the players, on top of the way they played, they are pleasing the fans again and the fans are closing them in their arms.” Hiddink expressed admiration for Arsenal’s style, but praised his men for not allowing the Gunners to play before calling on Chelsea to be more consistent. “I like to see them play, but our credit was not to have them play,” he added. “We were having an unbeaten run of games, but there were some draws and also some games where we had to come back. “The team reacted very well, but that’s not enough. I want a team that’s not having this negative score. “We want to be proactive. We must be more consistent in getting the wins.” Midfielder Nemanja Matic added on chelseafc.com: “This was the real Chelsea, and I believe that we can show again in the future that we deserve to play for this club. “Of course we are not in a good position in the table but there are a lot of games until the end of the season and we have chance to show our quality. “I am sure that this win gives us more confidence for the future. “We deserved to win, we showed our qualities and that we can play good football, and I am sure that until the end of the season we will show that we are still a big team and that we can win something.” Chelsea are 13th in the table, 14 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham and the Champions League qualification places with 15 games to play. Their next fixture is the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Milton Keynes on Sunday. Meanwhile, Ramires could soon exit Chelsea, with Chinese side Jiangsu Suning reportedly making a £25million move for the midfielder. The Brazil international, who joined from Benfica in 2010 for a reported £18m, only signed a new four-year contract, until June 2019, in October. Guus Hiddink says Diego Costa “likes to fight – in a good way” and warned any defenders facing the Chelsea striker that trouble awaits. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger again bemoaned the influence of Costa, who antagonised the Gunners last September when Gabriel saw red. But Hiddink was grateful Costa focused on football and delivered. “He is important, because he’s focusing on his first job,” the Dutchman said on Chelsea TV. “If you have to play him as a central defender, then you are a bit in trouble. “He likes to fight – in a good way – and he’s got his credentials.” Costa was one of the players who drew the Chelsea supporters’ anger after Jose Mourinho’s departure last month. Hiddink reckons Chelsea’s players have won back the faith of the supporters after overseeing a seven-match unbeaten run. Chelsea are undefeated in eight since Mourinho’s departure, the first game of that sequence a defeat of Sunderland prior to Hiddink’s appointment which was saw the fans turn on the players who seven months earlier had delivered the title. Press Association Costa scored the decisive goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday, not long after being tripped by Per Mertesacker, who was sent off after 18 minutes. The striker now has six goals in six games under Hiddink, who hopes he will shake off a knee problem which forced his early withdrawal at the Emirates Stadium. last_img read more

October award for Fergie and Mata

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson and Juan Mata have been named Premier League manager and player of the month respectively for October.Manchester United went on an unbeaten run in October, scoring ten goals as they defeated Newcastle, Stoke and Chelsea, and Ferguson has been honoured, the 27th time he has claimed the monthly prize.News of his award came on the 26th anniversary of his appointment as Manchester United manager and he was delighted to pick up the honour.“We’ve got a great set-up here, I’ve got great staff, and the players of course – they are the reason I’m getting this award. There is no question about that, so I am very pleased,” Ferguson commented.Mata, meanwhile, scored three goals for Chelsea during the month and set-up another three to keep the Blues’ title hopes alive.“My main job is to assist not to score, but of course the best feeling if you are a football player is scoring goals, so this month has been very good for me,” Mata, who was named Player of the Month for the first time, said.last_img read more

Class-action status granted lawsuit over kids’ seclusion

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit targeting Iowa’s use of seclusion and restraints at a state home for male juvenile offenders has been granted class-action status.The lawsuit filed in November 2017 by two advocacy groups says the school is failing to provide adequate mental health care to the boys and instead is administering powerful drugs without proper oversight or consent. The lawsuit alleges that the boys at Boys State Training School in Eldora are given medications “as a behavioral management tool” the groups likened to a chemical straitjacket.The Des Moines Register reports that class-action certification means that, if the lawsuit is successful, required fixes would likely be more holistic in their approach.State attorneys argued unsuccessfully that allowing the lawsuit to proceed as class-action litigation is overly broad and vague.last_img read more